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Top global DMCs meet Down Under for rewarding DMS Connect 2024 roadshows

DMS Destination Marketing Services brought together destination management companies (DMCs) from around the world for its annual Connect business exchange series, touching down in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney recently.

DMS Destination Marketing Services brought together destination management companies (DMCs) from around the world for its annual Connect business exchange series, touching down in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney recently.

DMS Connect 2024 saw strong attendance from global DMCs along with strategic partners, which shared the latest insights and trend reports within the informative B2B format.

Attendees from MICE and leisure travel agencies engaged with key organisations such as Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Avalon Waterways, Dusit Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Shangri-La Group, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Visit Monaco, New Caledonia Tourism and Visit Greater Palm Springs.

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One-on-one engagement at DMS Connect 2024. Image: Blake Photographic

Highlights from the DMS Connect 2024 events included new venues, Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE) updates and an inaugural SITE Round Table session, involving New Zealand’s key incentive players with global specialists.

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Global DMCs came together for the Down Under roadshows.

Sydney DMS Connect attendees also enjoyed a gin-tasting activation hosted by Visit Monaco while all agency partners had the opportunity to win prizes, including stays in Australia, Hawaii, Fiji, Canada, Portugal, South Korea, Vietnam, Argentina, Bali, Monaco and Malta.

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Networking with industry colleagues at DMS Connect. Image: Blake Photographic

DMS Connect 2024 attendee Totem Connections General Manager Tanya Wick said of the successful event series: “DMS Connect roadshow provided our team with the platform to engage in direct, meaningful conversations with expert operators from across the globe.”

“This valuable opportunity not only enhances our understanding of diverse destinations but also enables us to continue to craft and deliver unforgettable experiences for our clients. Thank you, DMS, for continually elevating our industry and empowering us to create magic for our clients.”

Find out more at destinationmarketing.com.au